• To unite Jewish Studies scholars from all over the world and to serve as a unifying framework for regional research organizations.

  • To organize or to sponsor international conferences and congresses, whose subject is Jewish Studies in their broadest context.

  • To promote research in the various fields of Jewish Studies and to distribute knowledge and education of these fields.

  • To publish journals, books and other scholarly materials dealing with subjects of Jewish Studies.

  • To encourage students and scholars of Jewish Studies by establishing foundations, grants and prizes.

  • To co-operate with other international scientific and research institutions and to help them gather information and literature on subjects related to Jewish Studies.

  • To co-ordinate and nurture connections and co-operation between institutions and research bodies of Jewish Studies from all over the world.